Since 2008, the ownership of eQuip Books has worked closely with numerous head librarians, book sale coordinators, and Friends of the Library volunteers. Along the way, we’ve learned a thing or two about some of the challenges facing public libraries in today’s quickly changing world. As a way of supporting the important work of libraries, we created our Library Services division, which exists to provide a simple, reliable, and environmentally responsible way for librarians and book sale coordinators to get rid of unwanted books. Whether you need help once a year or once a week, we have a solution for all your book removal needs.
Book Sale Surplus Removal
When we first started selling books online, we attended hundreds of used book sales. Over and over again, we were told that one of the biggest challenges book sale coordinators face is finding willing and able volunteers who could assist with all of the heavy lifting. After hearing this complaint for several years, we decided to create a quick and easy way to get rid of unwanted items at the end of a book sale.Continue reading...
Periodic Book Pickup
Are you considering using our services, but want to hear a bit more about what we do? Read on to see what others think about using eQuip Books for their book removal needs.Continue reading...
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of things do you buy?
We take books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, records, cassettes, computer software, games, and magazines. If you happen to have items that are not on this list, simply let us know and we will determine whether we can remove them.
Do our items need to be boxed prior to your arrival?
It would be very helpful to have things boxed and ready to go when we arrive, but this is not absolutely necessary (so long as we know beforehand).
Do you require assistance loading the items you are taking?
We never turn down help in loading, but we do not expect or require assistance when removing items. Our goal is to make the whole process as quick and simple as possible for our clients. We only ask that we have a clear idea of whether or not help will be present so that we can plan accordingly.
How long does it take for you to load up our items?
Generally, we can clear out the average sized book sale in an hour or less, assuming the items are boxed and ready to be moved. Larger sales, or locations requiring preparation, may take several hours to complete.
Do you charge a fee for your services?
Most of our clients are surprised to learn that we do not charge a fee for our labor, for any boxes we might need to supply, or for any truck or fuel expenses. Our clients are even more surprised to learn that we are often able to pay them for their leftover items.
How much money do you pay for leftover items?
If we are able to purchase your items, we generally pay around $1 per box. The size of boxes used, the quality and type of items, the amount of packing necessary, the time required for loading, and the size of the vehicle needed to remove your items are all taken into consideration when agreeing upon a price.
Do you recycle items that you can’t use?
We are proud to say that we recycle nearly 100% of the items we are unable to use. We work very hard to make sure that nothing usable goes to waste. To date, we have recycled over a million books and counting!